Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 15, 2022||
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to health
|May 03, 2021||
referred to health
Senate Bill S6491
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S6491 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6491 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6491 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to communicable disease contact tracing PURPOSE: To ensure that information collected through contact tracing for commu- nicable diseases is kept confidential SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill would amend the title of Public Health Law Title 8. Section two would amend PHL 2180 by changing all the current references to "COVID-19" contact tracing confidentiality to apply to refer to any communicable disease. The bill makes no substantive changes to the
2021-S6491 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6491 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to communicable disease contact tracing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The title heading of title 8 of article 21 of the public health law, as added by chapter 377 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows: [NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19] COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; CONTACT TRACING § 2. Section 2180 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 62 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows: § 2180. Definitions. As used in this title the following terms shall have the following meanings: 1. "Contact tracing" means [COVID-19] COMMUNICABLE DISEASE case inves- tigation and identification of case individuals and contact individuals. 2. (a) "Contact tracer" and "contact tracing entity" means an individ- ual or entity employed by or under contract with the state, a local government, a state or local governmental entity, or an agent thereof, to conduct contact tracing, engage in contact tracing, or receive contact tracing information. (b) A contact tracer or contact tracing entity shall not include a service provider that is a non-governmental entity that is employed by or under contract with a contact tracing entity or an agent thereof, that receives, transmits, maintains, stores, or hosts contact tracing information at the direction of a contact tracer or contact tracing entity so long as such service provider's access to the information is exclusively limited to the maintenance of the information and the contact tracer or contact tracing entity has the ability to delete and manage contact tracing information as provided by this chapter, law, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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